HIKING ON THE SLOPES
THE SLOPES AT HOLIMONT ARE OFF LIMITS FROM 4:40PM UNTIL 9AM – EVERY DAY. Your safety and the safety of your family and guests is priority #1 with our staff. It is our long-standing policy that no machinery is permitted on the slopes during our skiing hours. We follow this rule to make sure no one is exposed to danger from grooming machinery, snowmobiles or other equipment.
We need your help. Every parent, grandparent, friend, ski instructor and racing coach needs to tell our young members and guests that the hills are off limits after the lifts close. Please take this matter seriously. Your cooperation may save someone from being seriously hurt or worse.
Because we operate snowmobiles, high voltage power, high pressure water, and snow cats at night, we do not want anyone walking on the slopes during the night. All members and their guests need to be aware of the risk, and know they are responsible for their own safety. If you wish to hike the hills at night, you must use the cross country trails. HoliMont has your safety in mind.
Beware of the Winch Cat! The Winch Cat is a groomer that uses a cable that is fixed to a tree at the top and extends as far as the bottom of whatever slope is being groomed. This belay system is used to assist the cat by compensating for the effects of gravity and steepness of the slope when it is operating. To the cat operator, it feels like the machine is on flat ground and he can work the snow cat uphill, downhill or side hill without worrying about the cat sliding. We are thrilled with the performance of this new piece of equipment and the grooming capability that it provides us, however, HoliMont wants to caution all members about the dangers associated with this technology. For example, the cat may be tied off at the top of Wild Turkey and be working at the bottom of Wild Turkey. There would be a cable running the entire length of Wild Turkey with about 4,000 pounds of pressure on it. This cable whips and moves as the cat grooms and is very hard to see at night. Anyone on the slope at night would be at great risk of injury.
AFTER HOURS SLEDDING
While not condoned by the Board, sledding/tubing activity after ski hours (4:30pm – dusk or 6pm, whichever comes first) on Condo Line and Sunset is permitted. If you or your children want to engage in this activity, do so at your own risk and we ask you to make sure any children are properly supervised.
Absolutely no sledding/tubing in the Exhibition area of the Main Chalet at any time.
Sledding is at the participant’s risk. There will be a HoliMont staff person on site but there will be no Ski Patrol or Safety Patrol personnel on the slopes and you should not expect the on-site staff employee to be trained in first-aid or emergency procedures. Once the staff person leaves the slope at dusk or 6pm, the slope will be closed for sledding and normal after-hours maintenance activities such as snowmaking and grooming will begin. At this point all sledders will be asked to leave.
As always there will not be any sledding allowed on the slopes during the normal skiing hours. We request your cooperation to make sure that everyone is off the slopes by 6pm so that we can safely get the slopes ready for another great day of skiing.
The Board of Directors has approved that unauthorized inverts are strictly prohibited on HoliMont slopes. An invert is defined as any aerial maneuver where the participants heels get above his/her head.
HoliMont takes our safety and liability concerns very seriously. Members and guests that fail to comply with this policy will face disciplinary action of up to one year’s suspension of the Club.
HoliMont Drone Policy
Due to safety and privacy concerns, HoliMont, Inc. prohibits the operation or use on or above Resort property of unmanned aerial systems, or drones, by the general public—including model aircraft by recreational users and hobbyists—without the prior written authorization from HoliMont, Inc. This prohibition includes drones used for filming or videotaping, as well as any drone use by media or journalists operating above or within the area boundaries. This prohibition extends to any devices launched or operated from Resort property, as well as any launched from private property outside of the Resort boundaries. Please contact a resort representative if you have any questions or if you seek prior authorization to operate any such devices. Any authorized operation of drones on or above Resort property will be governed by Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) rules and regulations, local law enforcement, as well as those policies separately established by this Resort, which may include certification, training, insurance coverage, indemnification requirements, and waivers or releases of liability. Any violation of this policy may involve suspension of your access privileges to the Resort, or the revocation of your season pass, as well as confiscation of any prohibited equipment, and may subject violators to any liability for damages, including, but not limited to, damages for trespass, violations of privacy, and physical injuries to persons and/or property, as well as legal fees.